What is a hysteroscopy?
A hysteroscopy is the examination of the endometrial cavity with a camera (the hysteroscope) which enters through the cervical orifice.
It enables the investigation and diagnosis of diseases of the uterine cavity (diagnostic hysteroscopy) and, simultaneously, we are able to operate (invasive hysteroscopy).
It is performed under general anesthesia and the uterine cavity is dilated with saline or another similar liquid.
This method is considered useful in cases such as:
- Intrauterine adhesions
- Endometrial polyps
- Fibromyectomy in fibroids that protrude into the endometrial cavity
- Uterine malformations, such as septum
- Investigation of vaginal bleeding
- Removal of an endometrial coil (IUD), which may have penetrated the wall of the uterus